Residence life is integral to the college experience. When we select your classmates, we look for students who would make good friends, roommates and neighbors. As a result, four years from now when you reflect on what makes Ursinus so special, you’ll say it is the people.
At Ursinus, first-year students live together in coed residence halls. Before housing assignments are determined, you will have the opportunity to share your preferences related to room size, roommates and lifestyle. Incoming students learn more about the housing-selection process during summer Orientation.
After the first year, students choose from a variety of excellent housing options, from singles to suites to home-style living arrangements in our Residential Village.
97% of Ursinus students live in on-campus housing.
Housing options include 32 campus homes; 6 coed residence halls, with a mix of doubles, singles and suites; and 5 special-interest houses in our SPINT program.
As a residential liberal arts college, we believe strongly that experiential learning and community building take place both in and out of the classroom. As such, we have a 4-year residency requirement mandating all full-time students live on campus and participate in a college meal plan. Students who believe they have a compelling reason for exemption should complete our Housing Requirement Exemption Form. The Office of Residence Life will review all applications and notify students if their request is granted.
Students are guaranteed housing for four years.
Residence Life staff work with students to develop their independence, their ability to communicate effectively, and their appreciation for and engagement in a vibrant and diverse community.
The Residence Life Office operates as part of Student Affairs. Students can learn more about campus leadership opportunities, housing assignments, residential policies and procedures, judicial affairs, and wellness education by visiting the Office of Residence Life.
Support All Around
The first-year class also benefits from frequent interactions with student leaders, such as RAs, Ambassadors, and CIE Fellows. Resident Advisors live on every hall and are available to help residents learn the resources, support services, and procedures of the college, while also serving as a mentor during the transition to college life.